Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru
10K presented by UNC Health Pardee 

An Iconic Race Descending into Historic Hendersonville

May 11, 2024

The Jump Off Rock Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru & UNC Health Pardee is an exhilarating race that combines the thrill of long-distance running with the stunning natural beauty of historic Hendersonville. The half marathon route offers participants a unique opportunity to descend from the iconic Jump Off Rock, while both courses travel through the Laurel Park neighborhood and around Osceola Lake, before culminating on Main Street downtown. The half marathon has garnered a reputation as the most breathtaking and picturesque downhill half marathon in the Southeast, and it’s no wonder why!

Permit pending government approvals  | Race date & course subject to change

why you'll love this race:

  • A free custom Dri-Fit Tech race shirt, available in men’s and women’s sizes, until April 14th ($25 after deadline).
  • A unique, custom-designed, commemorative finisher medal
  • Post-race party with live music, local vendors and a complimentary beer! (21+)
  • Complimentary shuttles for all participants
  • A fast, scenic route with awesome views, gentle hills and beautiful spring blooms
  • A USATF certified course that is chip timed, clearly marked and well-supported
  • Pre-race expo with merchandise, local vendors and packed pickup
  • Locally-sourced awards for overall winners and top finishers in each age group

What our runners are saying...

"You could not ask for a more scenic course! Two deer even cut the course behind me! The downtown finish line was so energetic."

"This is the only race I have ran more than once, and I am already planning on signing up again next year. It is one of my favorite courses, and the volunteer’s high energy is contagious."

"Many thanks to the police officers, iDaph staff, and volunteers who are on the course to keep runners safe."

"I loved that the town came out to support the runners and the brewery even opened early!"

"Overall, it was a great race that was well put together. Packet pick up was easy, shuttles were handy, the course was well marked, and the views were great!"

"Overall this was a great race! Medal was fantastic! Hendersonville is a great town. I would definitely come again."

    The Course

    The point-to-point, half marathon begins at Jump off Rock, a national landmark and the Town of Laurel Park’s highest peak. The route descends for several miles where it passes the start of the point-to-point 10K course. Together, both routes will travel through neighborhoods with gentle hills and around Lake Osceola before finishing on Main Street in historic Hendersonville, North Carolina. The half marathon will have 4 fully stocked water stations while the 10K will have 2. Each station will have Gatorade, Water, and JAMBARS.

    Half Marathon  |  13.1 Miles

    Rolling Start
    7:30AM - 7:45AM

    Course Cutoff
    12:00 PM


    10K  |  6.2 Miles

    Start Time

    Course Cutoff
    12:00 PM


    Both courses are USATF sanctioned and certified
    Sanction Number: #142687
    Half Marathon USATF Certification Number – NC23011DF
    10K USATF Certification Number – NC23012DF

    Post Race Festivities

    Participants love to hang out at our after party on Main Street Hendersonville. There is live music, recovery zone from local vendors, snacks, drinks and merchandise. You will also love easy access to the Hendersonville Farmers Market happening just a few blocks away from the finish line. The Farmers Market offers farm fresh foods, crafts, food trucks, live entertainment and more! Don’t forget to sign our race wall and take a photo to celebrate your achievement.

    Our Presenting Partners

    This event would not be possible without the generous support of Hunter Subaru and UNC Health Pardee. We are grateful for their participation and admire the ways in which they support our community.

    Our Community Partners

    All signature iDaph events partner with local organizations to help advance their mission. Supporting these causes strengthens our community bonds by addressing the unique challenges and needs within our area. It ensures that resources are allocated where they can have the most direct and tangible impact, fostering a sense of ownership and empowerment among residents.

    We are thrilled to partner with Hendersonville YMCA this year! The YMCA of Western North Carolina's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. As a nonprofit, they offer income-based rates to ensure access for the entire community. Donor support funds financial assistance, which is based on need and available resources.

    Blue Ridge Humane Society is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County and our neighboring communities through adoption, outreach, and education. Prior to adoption, each animal is provided with all the appropriate vaccinations, a microchip, dewormed, and is spayed or neutered. In addition, each pet goes home with a 30-day free health insurance plan. They are committed to finding lifelong homes for every pet. Screening and counseling of potential families contribute to our successful adoptions.


    Spend the Weekend

    An Authentic Mountain Destination

    If you're not from here, you're going to love visiting here. Experience the thrill of running or cycling amidst the breathtaking beauty of Western North Carolina, where the rugged mountains and pristine landscapes set the stage for an unforgettable adventure. We invite you to make our event your ultimate destination race. Our Visitor’s Guide features lodging options, airport info, and the inside scoop on what to see and do while you’re here.

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